Be Third 2-6-23

2-6-23 Be Third God is first, others are second, and you’re third.  Don’t just think about your own interests, be interested in others. Don’t think less of yourself, just think of yourself less and others more. We’re all tempted to think about ourselves first.  “What’s in it for me?”  “If I do this, what will…

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Your Sent, Now Go!

Your Sent, Now Go. We’re blessed to be a blessing.  God intends to use you to bless, heal, restore, and liberate a dark and hurting world.  We’re here for others: in our families and our community and in the world. Go to the need. Live missionally. What does this statement mean to you?  To me this…

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Welcome Change 1-4-23

WELCOME CHANGE. Be curious about new ideas, perspectives, and approaches. Get excited by the possibilities that change can bring. What worked in the past won’t always work in the future, for God is doing new things. The new year has happened! How many of you have written a check with a new year on it?…

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Make Others Feel at Home Here 12-30-22

Wishing you a Happy New Year. Today’s message is taken from the curriculum I wrote for St. Paul’s for our January Way of the Month. I think it is appropriate for everyone to take action on starting the new year. Make Others at Home Here: 12-30-22 For some, the church is a formidable location that…

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Join Hands 12-22-22

Join Hands 12-22-22 Feeling overwhelmed this week as you prepare for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services?  We have lots of balls to keep in the air this time of year.  We want to be our best and serve others the best we can.  Our stress is very high, our time seems very short.  We…

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Forgive Again 12-14-22

Forgive Again 12-14-22 Good day all. I hope the Advent Season has filled you with Peace, Joy, Love, and Hope. The frantic pace that many of us are experiencing right now makes these difficult. We have things and people pulling us in many directions. Our calendars are packed with preparations for the celebration of Christ’s…

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Peace

Peace (Advent) Good day everyone.  I am very excited as we walk through the journey of Advent toward the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.  Each week Christians reflect on a theme.  The first week was Hope.  We are called to offer the Hope in Jesus to the world.  When we can reflect the light…

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Rest and Reflect 11-28-22

I am sitting here at my desk reflecting on this past Thanksgiving weekend.  I managed to be very busy.  Participating in the Harvest Hustle, decorating the outside of my house for Christmas, then dinner with my family, then several days of decorating the inside of my house for Christmas, with 2 church services thrown in.…

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Rejoice Always – Thanksgiving/Advent

Good day all.  I hope each one of you will have an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family this Thanksgiving.  Keep in mind those that are away from or don’t have family to be with.  Invite these people to your celebration.  As Christians we can have a party or get together to celebrate to…

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Ask for Help

Good day everyone.  Another week behind us.  These always seem to pass so quickly!  In looking back, were you able to serve someone?   Where you able to make a difference for someone?  When I get up each morning, I try to set my mind that I am here to serve, and I want to make…

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